Winnipeg’s art community lost a long-term innovator and member last week to COVID-19 complications. Curator and artist Sigrid Dahle was a champion and participant of the local arts scene for more than three decades, and, among too many other endeavours to list here, played an instrumental role in the creation of MAWA, was the first director/curator of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba and worked with the WAG and the U of M for many years.
Indigenous activism in modernity
U of M’s Native Studies Department is hosting a conversation about activism in the modern age with organizers and authors Pamela Palmater and Winona LaDuke on Nov. 25 at 11:30 a.m. Palmater and LaDuke have both accomplished incredible feats of activism throughout their lives, and this conversation is not one to be missed.
Bram Keast artist talk
Martha Street Studio is hosting a virtual artist talk with Bram Keast, who is part of Playground Chitchat, an exhibition currently showing at the gallery. Keast is a multidisciplinary artist exploring a “visual realm of instability that offers itself to continuous reinterpretation.” The talk is on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m., and the Zoom registration can be found on the Facebook event page.
One Queer City
One Queer City, an exhibition curated by Blair Fornwald, traces a “not-fully realized” public art installation by Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan to the present day, exploring queer visibilty via a group of queer, photo-based artists from Winnipeg. Catch the artists in conversation on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. via Zoom, and a performance on Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. via Instagram Live.
Rhonda Simmonds, a mixed-media artist, altar maker, storyteller and expressive arts facilitator is hosting a storytelling and collage workshop through ArtsJunktion on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. Simmonds will offer suggestions about how to utilize images, text, embellishments, backgrounds and apply image transfers as a means to create a narrative through visual assemblage. The workshop costs $30, will be conducted via Zoom and includes a kit of recycled collage materials from the ArtsJunktion depot.
Letters for Pallister
If you don’t feel like crafting or attending a digital talk or doing anything other than raging about the state of our provincial government, write some letters to Premier Brian Pallister and his administration. Pallister’s email address is email@example.com.
Published in Volume 75, Number 10 of The Uniter (November 18, 2020)